Mountain summed it up. You should’ve seen my face the first time the needle went in me.
The initial piercing hurts, yes, but after the first day it’s not as bad.
There is big maintenance, 6 months of letting it heal, and soak it in a water + non-iodized salt solution for about 5-15 minutes a day just to keep it from getting infected.
The way I look at it, you pay for what you get. Why waste a couple dollars on a piercing if you’re not willing to maintain it?
Either way, I LOVE mine, and cannot wait for them to be fully healed.